Survation have conducted an instant reaction poll on Ed Miliband’s speech.
Note, on the tabs, I’ve condensed the questions asked down to a brief outline of the policy for formatting reasons, the actual questions asked by survation are more comprehensive.
As we can see, all of the major policy announcements enjoy either majority or plurality support, so Ed will be delighted, especially if it leads to an increase in Labour’s share of the vote in the voting intention polls. However, like budget polling, conference announcements polling boosts can be short term, for example last year, there was an increase in support for Labour following the popular energy policy announcement, but within a few months, we were back to where we were before the conferences.
I do wonder, however if this will be the story from Ed’s conference, him forgetting about the deficit and immigration, with immigration and the economy being the two topics at the top of the Ipsos-Mori issues index, they are the voters priority.
Will this be the story about Ed's speech? Miliband forgot about immigration & the deficit during his speech. http://t.co/OVcw7peeVi
— The Screaming Eagles (@TSEofPB) September 24, 2014
You can view the survation data tables here.